It’s been a busy month in our local tech ecosystem, with hundreds of you taking part in three major events: the Spartan Race to Benefit TUGG on Saturday, November 16, the Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K on Sunday, November 17 and the Techies Got Talent show on Wednesday, November 20. The results from all three events are in! Drumroll please…


Spartan Race:  

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Fenway Park was transformed into an obstacle racing course and our teams battled it out to prove who was the fastest, fittest and strongest Boston techie alive. Kudos to all of those who participated, here’s who won: 

For more pictures and fun details, go to the “Recap: The Spartan Race” on theTUGG blog.


Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K


The tech community came out in force to honor Dan Scharfman and to support the Dan Scharfman Innovative Teaching Initiative. In its first year, this scenic Sunday morning 5K race and companion 1 mile run raised over $20,000 to support professional development for teachers and more technology for schools.


Dream Big! Announces the TUGG Boston Marathon Team

Since we have running on our mind, you know the Boston Marathon is not far away. We are proud to announce the five runners who will be running on behalf of Dream Big! in the Boston Marathon this year: Dana Artz of, Jodi-Tatiana Charles of La Capoise Galerie, Jeff Fagnan and Chris Lynch of Atlas Venture and Mouli Ramani from Lilliputian Systems.


Techies Got Talent

(photo: Laurisa Neuwirth) 

Over 200 fun-loving techies came to the Hard Rock Café for the second year of this talent show, a.k.a Startup Nerds Take the Stage” to see their fellow startuppers showcase their talents. We were all entertained by musical acts, comedy and even Chinese yo-yo’ing. The judges had some tough decisions to make, covered here by BostInno.

Taking home the top prize for talent was Lia Cefalu of Hubspot, whose original rhymes and stage swagger proved impossible to beat.  

(photo: Laurisa Neuwirth)

Runner-up was musical indie rock band Nemes, a local favorite who can be seen at the Brighton Music Hall on December 13.

The big winner of the night was Music and Youth, who not only took home $3500 from the event, but also won over the crowd with their heartfelt mission to bring music lessons and instruments to over 800 youth in Greater Boston’s urban neighborhoods. Go to our blog “Recap: Techies Got Talent 2013” for an up-close look at the event with pictures, video and comments.

Yes, life in startup land can be rough, but when it comes to strutting (and strumming) their stuff and turning out to support local social innovation, no one can beat our local Boston tech community and we take our hats off to you for making it all happen.

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